Category: Primary Curriculum

KS1 – Lesson 3 Main 1: Making a rocket

Time: 15mins + Group size: Small Groups Tag words: construct, make, model, junk, boxes, bottles, tape, build, rocket, materials, excitinguct, make, model, junk, boxes, bottles, tape, build, rocket, materials, exciting Explain to the class that they are going to work in small groups to construct their own space rocket.  Give out a variety of exciting materials […]

KS1 – Lesson 3 Main 2: The view from the rocket window

Time: 15 mins+ Group size: Whole Class Tag words: launch control, rocket, Console, Computer, buttons, switches, windows, paper, pens, display Cover your whole classroom in sugar paper (tables and display boards) Explain to the class they are going to draw the views from the rocket’s windows as if the classroom is the rocket and they […]

KS1 Lesson 3 Main 3: BLAST OFF!

Time: 5 mins each Group size: Whole Class/Group or Partners Focus Track: https://bit.ly/1tONymZ  Tag words: countdown, flying, physical, movement  Children to get in their rockets (either the small ones they’ve made or the huge whole class one) and blast off. Lead a big countdown and imagine flying through space to the song suggested or another […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 1

Time: 15 mins Group size: Whole Class/Group Tag words: Explore, discover, find, search, seek, tuned, untuned, percussion, instruments, treasure, alien, artefact, sort, choose  Hide lots of tuned and untuned percussion instruments around the room. Ask the pupils to explore the room/alien world and give them a minute to carefully hunt down the alien treasures before […]

KS1 Lesson 3 Plenary: Alien Shuffle Sing Song 2

Time: 5 mins Group size: Whole Class Tag words: sing, shuffle, alien, performance, repeat, rehearse, section, confident, clear words Watch or listen to the last lesson’s performance of the Alien Shuffle and ask the class how they might improve their singing. Continue to work on the song, taking the time to repeat sections until the […]

KS1 Lesson 3 Starter: Getting into our astronaut kits

Time: 5 mins each Group size: Whole Class/Group Focus Track: Get Ready for Space, Kid Carpet https://bit.ly/2jnmlrA Tag words: physical, warm up, action, get ready, space, helmet, boots, time, music Getting ready to go into space.  Either use the link above and follow the actions, or choose your own song and ask the children to […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 2: The Sound of an Alien Instrument

Time: 10 mins Group size: Small Groups Tag words: artefact, scrape, buzz, ring, shake, play, instrument, alien, check, explore, different, sound, timbre Place a number of different instruments in groups on the floor, ideally a range of instruments that includes a bell, a shaker, a tambourine, a chime bar, a scraper, a drum etc. Get […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 3: Making Alien Music

Time: 15 mins Group size: Whole Class Tag words: composing, performing, improvising, instruments, pattern, counting, timbre, play, number, remember, counting, different, sounds Explain to the class that it’s time to make our own piece of Alien Music using the instruments/artefacts found on the alien planet.  Make sure each pupil has an instrument and is sat […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Plenary: Saying goodnight to the planet

Time: 5 mins Group size: Whole Class Tag words: instruments, artefacts, alien, planet, goodnight, sleep, questions, timbre It is now time for the artefacts/instruments to go to sleep.  Ask the pupils to say “goodnight” to the artefacts/instruments and one at a time, carefully bring them to the front of the class to put them away. […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Starter: Arrival on an Alien planet

Time: 5 mins each Group size: Whole Class/Group Focus Track: Play “Neptune” from The Planets by Holst : https://bit.ly/2FzjPHo Tag words: arriving, landing, spaceship, descending, looking, seeing, hear, smell, feel, music, orchestra, planet, Holst  Ask the children to stand and then tell them they are landing on an alien planet! Lead them through the spaceship […]

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